Finishing Processes

With the selection of the correct mass finishing equipment, finishing media and compound a number of different surface finishes can be achieved.

Rust Removal

Rust removal from metal components is one of the classic applications in mass finishing and is the basis for further finishing processes. BV Products offers various methods for rust removal, which are aligned exactly to the special needs of the metal industry.


Many materials are frequently machined in order to create pieces of specific shapes and sizes. These procedures often create sharp edges or protrusions. The raised particles and shavings that appear when components are machined are referred to as burrs, and the process by which they are removed is known as deburring.

Edge Rounding

A rounded edge is free from burs, has no secondary burs and is therefore better protected against wear. Parts with rounded edges will slide easier and have a lot less friction. One example of this is the clip on a car seatbelt. Rounded edges also reduce the risk of injury and damage on contacting materials.


Wherever metals come into contact with each other contact stresses and friction occur. Both these conditions regulate and reduce the performance and compromise the design of the component.

Super-finishing – often called CASF (Chemically Accelerated Surface Finishing) is a means of regaining those losses by producing a superfine finish where it is most needed.
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BV Product’s advanced polishing finishing systems produce perfect surfaces with the minimum of material removal. Polishing processes are carried out in the BV range of equipment making each application cost-effective, technically advanced and highly productive.

Machine Line Removal

There are lots of reasons that favour smoothing workpiece surfaces, such as aesthetics, lower friction or air resistance, lower wear, quieter running, and many more. These apply whether your surfaces are made from metal, ceramics, plastic, wood or other materials.

Smoothing For Additive Manufacturing

Perhaps the most significant change in parts manufacturing is the advent of additive manufacturing (AM), also known as printed parts (3D). New challenges for mass finishing are presented by this process. In the current state-of-art, printed parts have rough surfaces, and burrs.

Cleaning & Descaling

Mass finishing equipment is an extremely useful tool for the descaling and cleaning of various types of materials. The equipment in conjunction with consumables such as abrasive medias and cleaning compounds work together to remove any scale, rust or grease and improve the surface quality of a range of different components.